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Staying Out of God's Way

He came to accept a power greater than himself

I had my first drink when I was five years old. I came into AA when I was 41 years old in 1988. I believe it took every drink that I had, not one too many, just the correct amount to get me into AA. Not a moment too soon, nor a moment too late.

I drank every day while in college and wound up not graduating. If there had been a class for drinking, I would have had a higher grade point average! I won't go into all the things that happened. I will say that my great protector, alcohol, failed me.

Living sober in AA has been a great challenge. The greatest challenge was accepting... Login to read more
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